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30 km and 24 hour rule: Another Diplomatic Breakthrough

The Prince’s Government has just taken note of the announcement by the French authorities of the relaxation of health controls for residents of the Principality of Monaco who travel to the Var.

Concretely, as is the case for the Alpes-Maritimes, residents of the Principality of Monaco can go to the Var department without a PCR test, as long as the trip remains less than 24 hours.

This is an additional relaxation which is in line with what the Prince’s Government is asking the French authorities to do. 


The Prince’s Government announces that it is applying reciprocity with residents of the Var: anyone coming from France to Monaco must present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours. Commuter workers, schoolchildren and students, as well as residents of the Alpes-Maritimes and Var coming to the Principality for less than 24 hours are exempt from this provision.

The 24 hour Rule Controversy 

The Prince’s Government will continue constructive dialogue with the French authorities in order to lift the 24-hour deadline which limits travel in the Var department as well as in the Alpes-Maritimes which constitute Monaco’s catchment area.

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